Summer’s best sandwich—the bacon, lettuce, and tomato—just got even better thanks to this BLT pasta salad! Combining the best things about tomatoes and pasta salad recipes, this is the ultimate summer BBQ side dish. Besides the juicy tomatoes and the crispy bacon, the key to making this pasta salad so delicious is in the dressing. The mayo-based topping is made with one of the best kitchen hacks—ranch seasoning mix! It’s creamy, herby, and packed with flavor.
Which pasta is best for pasta salad? Technically, you can use any pasta shape for this recipe, but bite-sized pasta with texture and holes is best to catch the dressing, herbs, and other toppings. Try bowties, shells, orecchiette, or penne—or go for something with a spiral-shape like fusilli or cavatappi.
-3⅔ cup large macaroni shells pasta, cooked
-4 cup tomatoes, diced
-4 slice bacon, cooked and crumbled
-3 cup lettuce, thinly sliced
-1 tsp sugar
-2 tsp cider vinegar
-½ cup fat free mayonnaise
-⅓ cup light sour cream
-1 tbsp dijon mustard
-In a large bowl, mix pasta, bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce.
-In a small bowl, mix sugar, vinegar, mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste.
Serving size: 6 Calories: 223 Fat: 13g Saturated fat: 2g Unsaturated fat: 9g Carbohydrates: 21g Sugar: 3g Sodium: 375mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 6g Cholesterol: 13mg
WW Points+: 3 points+ per 1 cup